February Wrap-Up and Book Haul

I’m trying to limit new-to-me books to 5 per month so I can keep on top of my TBR pile but it’s not working at all as I just can’t resist buying more books.


Books Read: 16
ARCs Read: 3
Favourite Books: Force of Nature / The Dollmaker of Krakow / Hero at the Fall / Simon Vs.
Least Favourite Book: Origin


Books Read in February

Force of Nature by Jane Harper [eARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Giant Days, Vol. 4 by John Allison ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Animal by Sara Pascoe ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Origin by Dan Brown ⭐⭐⭐
A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Traitor by David Hingley ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wild by Cheryl Strayed ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Gallery of the Dead by Chris Carter ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Secret Place by Tana French [Litsy Whodunit] ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Almost Love by Louise O’Neill [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐


February Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought/Traded:

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Signed)
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (Signed)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (Goldsboro Signed Limited Edition)
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale (Signed)
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (Signed Fairyloot Exclusive)
Almost Love by Louise O’Neill (Signed)
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone
The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson


The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (ARC Trade)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Rivals in the City by Y.S. Lee

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Signed & Doodled)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Special Edition)
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris (Signed)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Waterstones Exclusive Edition)
The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Gallery of the Dead by Chris Carter
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve
A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (UK Edition)
Morning Star by Pierce Brown (UK Edition)

ARCs/Review Copies & Giveaway Wins:

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough (HarperCollins)
The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet (Transworld)
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (Usborne, Goodreads)
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Gollancz, Goodreads)
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart  (Twitter Giveaway)
Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley (Pushkin Press)
It’s All In Your Head by Rae Earl (Team Bkmrk Twitter Giveaway)
Almost Love by Louise O’Neill (Quercus Instagram Giveaway)


To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (Bonnier Zaffre)
Clean by Juno Dawson (Team Bkmrk Twitter Giveaway)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Pan Macmillan)

Books Received as Gifts:

Candide by Voltaire (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook
We of the Never-Never by Jeannie Gunn
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
Little Bones by Sam Blake
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes


Even though a few of these books were ordered in January, the number of new-to-me books was still way over my aim of five per month (I bought 13 🙈)! 

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